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In a Glass Cage

Country: Spain, Language: Spanish, 110 mins

Original Title

Tras el cristal
  • Director: Agustí Villaronga
  • Writer: Agustí Villaronga
  • Producer: Teresa Enrich

CGiii Comment

A former Nazi doctor-turned-paedophile gets his just desserts.

Seriously, this is disturbing stuff - delivered simply as a matter-of-fact - devoid of all emotion.

Prepare yourself for the grand guignol conclusion.

It will leave you aghast.

Bear in mind, when this was made - Hollywood was churning out tissue-emotion, Villaronga goes for a solid punch to the solar plexus (and succeeds).

Most definitely not for the faint or weak-hearted. But...a traumatic treat for the brave.


Trailer...

The(ir) Blurb...

In Spain, the former Nazi doctor Klaus tries to commit suicide jumping off the roof of his manor. However, he survives with the entire body paralyzed and dependable of an iron lung with glass sides. His wife Griselda decides to hire a nurse since she does not bear the situation. Klaus asks Griselda to hire Angelo, a mysterious teenager that appears in their house. Angelo befriends Klaus' daughter Rena and sooner it is shown that Klaus was a pedophile that loved to feel the fear of death in young boys before abusing and killing them. Further, Angelo is a disturbed and totally insane victim of his experiments that intends to follow the insanities described in Klaus' diary and incorporate his personality.

Cast & Characters

Günter Meisner as Klaus;
David Sust as Angelo;
Marisa Paredes as Griselda;
Gisèle Echevarría as Rena;
Imma Colomer as Jornalera;
Josue Guasch as Niño Cantior;
David Cuspinera as Niño barracon;
Ricardo Carcelero as Angelo Niño;
Alberto Manzano as Niño gitano